Why no Pandora Radio ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kannesss, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. kannesss macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    I don't understand. This would be the best feature ever. Full screen pandora on my tv through Apple TV would be amazing. Why is there no pandora app? If I jailbreak it can I add one??
  2. ttx336 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2011
    I agree...

    It would sure be great if we could have Pandora natively, I jailbroke my ATV2 with FireCore and installed XBMC and ran Pandora for a while but it required constant updating and it is all done via ssh, it's a real PITA and I finally abandoned it because unless some kind soul posts a link to a repository with the proper files I am struck, as is the case presently. I am considering Google TV via Logitech at this point.
  3. jdblas69 macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2012
  4. kfergiez macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2010
    I hate this reply to every limitation to the ATV.

    So. Here's the answer: Because I don't want to have to navigate through my computer just to play pandora, non-mp4 files, or any video files stored on my NAS. Why not just make the ATV able to play multiple file types from multiple destinations. It would be much easier.
  5. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    if you want that then the appletv is not the product for you.
    rather than trying to change a product to suit you, just buy a product that already does what you want.
  6. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    Uh the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad all allow you to airplay pandora. I have used pandora on my atv for a couple of years.
  7. kfergiez macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2010
    If I did that, the product doesn't exist. I would LOVE to AirPlay from my phone, computer. The only product that does that is the ATV.

    I would also love to play any file type to my television from my NAS but I can't. Lame.


    Jailbreaking is the awesome thing. I can play any file format I like, WITHOUT having to airplay. I just find it odd that the only half-assed solution to playing any format other than .mp4 is
    "well, log onto your mac and airplay the movie... but if you need to pause the movie or rewind it because you had to pee or get more popcorn you have to walk back to your computer or fiddle with your iPhone to do that instead of just using the damn remote."
  8. danbeckemeyer macrumors newbie


    Nov 26, 2012
    I have to say that I have been AirPlaying Pandora from my iPad/iPhone to solve this missing feature. It's not the most convenient and is actually a bit of a burden as I was required to turn the sleep mode off on the ATV to prevent a time-out.
  9. Legios macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2012
    My Smart Tv has pandora app.... who would have thunk it.
  10. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier

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